The Swiss city of Zurich is famous for its magnificent old churches and museums. However, the city has a wide range of other attractions just waiting to be explored by visitors who do not have a strong interest in architecture.

Lake steamers run from April October and depart from Burkliplatz every thirty minutes. The trip on one of these special riverboats lasts for around 90 minutes and the trip takes visitors past many of Zurich’s most famous attractions. Four hour boat trips are also available and this provides a unique way to see the city in comfort and style.

Nature lovers can take a stroll in one of Zurich’s pretty parks. The Botanical Gardens are home to around 15,000 species of plants and trees, many of which are extremely rare and hail from parts of the world such as Africa. The Chinese Garden is also a great place to visit when the sun shines in Zurich, while Uetliberg hill is located to the west of the city and provides stunning views of Zurich and the surrounding area.

Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and cheese and special tours are organised that give visitors the chance to sample these local products. Tours typically last for around eight hours and include a trip to the Lindt Chocolate Factory where visitors can watch chocolate production in action and indulge in a number of free samples.

New attractions pop up in and around Zurich all the time, meaning that there are endless options for thrill seeking visitors. One of the best ways to find out about the city’s newest attractions is to ask the staff at your bed and breakfast Zurich, who should be more than willing to provide information and make recommendations.